Hamilton watches

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Re: Hamilton watches

#31 Post by megadethmaniac » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:53 pm

Understand Seiko are looking at mass producing a hybred watch. Solar cell powering a mechanical auto movement. Would be more interesting tan purely quartz...

Looking for a yellow faced diver myself- still. Maybe one day right price right watch

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Re: Hamilton watches

#32 Post by JPB » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:52 pm

I once came across a yellow faced diver, he was washed up by the sea. He was as good as new after a night in hospital with foil blankets wrapped around him..
:oops:

I could learn to love an orange monster but am currently falling for a lovely old chronograph from a famous old firm in mainland Europe. I'm not sure about this one, if it's the real thing, and the seller's reserve is realistic, I reckon this could be worth having, but in my mind, there's that old nagging doubt surrounding the description.
What say you folks? Here 'tis: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-brei ... SwoRBaUKtz

Now if that is kosher, then it would be an interesting alternative to the Omega of similar spec that's currently sitting on eBay for similar money, but what to do? I've messaged the seller, to see whether they're prepared to talk over the phone about the piece, but if something appears too good to be true, then it often is. Maybe they're just not too great with words, which doesn't make them bad. Acton & back is well under a 900mile round trip, that would be very roughly I.R.O. £100 in petrol assuming travelling in the bB, sleeping in it at a service area to break the return trip and that I didn't get too badly lost en-route.
Hmm, I do like a chunky chronograph and that would be great if it's genuine. Or do I already know that something doesn't quite seem right? :|
John, Operating knackered old sheds as daily transport since 1981. :|

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Re: Hamilton watches

#33 Post by rich. » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:27 am

have you won the lottery? :o :o

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Re: Hamilton watches

#34 Post by JPB » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:00 pm

Oh I wish! :lol: No mate, I've been collecting random crap since old stuff was worthless unless it was at least a century old. Now that the radio sets (oops! the shiny Stella is still in that cupboard but I haven't forgotten.. :oops: ), similar electronic tat and timepieces are picking up value thanks to the likes of eBay, I can just about justify the occasional purchase, whether automotive or horological, on the basis of the collection's current direction being toward smaller individual pieces, hence my watch habit having been encouraged by Terry's talk of the Hamilton that gave its name to this 'ere thread. ;)

Also, I live a pretty frugal life and don't spend much on fashionable clothing, no need when my late seventies look is back in vogue once again. Isn't it? :?

More importantly: Terry, did you ever sort out the issue with the watch? I like the idea of owning a modern Hamilton, but would be cross if I bought one and it started falling apart so young! :(
John, Operating knackered old sheds as daily transport since 1981. :|

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Re: Hamilton watches

#35 Post by GHT » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:46 am

JPB wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:00 pm
Now that the radio sets (oops! the shiny Stella is still in that cupboard but I haven't forgotten.. :oops: ), similar electronic tat and timepieces are picking up value thanks to the likes of eBay, I can just about justify the occasional purchase, whether automotive or horological, on the basis of the collection's current direction being toward smaller individual pieces, hence my watch habit having been encouraged by Terry's talk of the Hamilton that gave its name to this 'ere thread.
Seriously? Old radios and timepieces are worth a bob or two? This is my Grandmother's wireless, they weren't called radios then, it's a 1922, valve driven Ferguson, works perfectly, I had it since Granny passed away in 1978. And the clock is an amazing find. It's a 1910 Edwardian, travel clock. Bought off a stall at a vintage/tat market in London in 1976, for just a couple of quid. The clock wouldn't go and the cabinet that housed it was in a very poor state with all the wood veneer peeling. My late Father in Law, a cabinet maker, took the cabinet to work and came home with a masterpiece. The clock I took to a specialist in Central London, he had a look and found something, I think he described as, the balance spring, or maybe not, it was over 40 years ago, but anyway he replaced it for just a couple of quid and it's worked and kept time ever since.
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Re: Hamilton watches

#36 Post by rich. » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:04 pm

i like that mate :thumbs:
for your inner marty mcfly?
https://dmc-watch.com/

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Re: Hamilton watches

#37 Post by GHT » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:26 pm

I'm more of a vintage loving bloke, that includes time pieces. The pocket watch in the waistcoat pocket is more my style, but what I really liked was the pocket watch on a long chain, worn around the end of the 1930's. it gets so many comments:
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Re: Hamilton watches

#38 Post by rich. » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:37 am

i have a pocket watch, it lives in a drawer, im afraid i would break it :oops:

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